Messenger from City Hall made contact. Stated message was urgent.
Arrived in Assistant Mayor’s office. Subject was on sofa.
Subject was startled on approach. Stated he would purchase a bell as a present. Subject gave over a pouch containing 1000 coins of 20 qt. denomination, stating it was payment for the capture of the O’Fedik outlaw. Offered no explanation, and insisted on a rapid exit. Analysis of subject indicated fear response due to elevated heart rate and increased perspiration.
Carried pouch back to home location, and found suitable spot to secure pouch until proper measures can be taken.
While payment was technically due, motive and timing are suspicious.